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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Fleetwood, Vile And Holiday Lights

Dec. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is full of classics, from a treasured Balboa Park event to a revered rock band. Plus an underground music star returns to San Diego.

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Podcast Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown'

Dec. 7
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is taking a holiday break and will be re-posting popular podcasts in the interim. This week I pull up an archive show appropriate for the Christmas season but with some perverse holiday cheer and that means revisiting "Christmas Smackdown" with Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle. Proceed with caution.

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Your Guide To December Nights 2018

Dec. 6
By Nina Garin

You can say that in San Diego, the holidays don't officially begin until December Nights weekend.

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La Jolla Symphony To Perform 'Found' Concerto By African American Composer, Florence Price

Dec. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Price is known as one of the first African-American composers to win national attention back in the 1930s but some of her most sophisticated works were never performed and almost lost.

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San Diego Opera's 'All Is Calm' Looks To Christmas Truce Of 1914

Dec. 6
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

In 1914, in the midst of a violent war, British, French and German soldiers engaged in an unofficial ceasefire to celebrate Christmas. San Diego Opera’s production of "All Is Calm" looks to the role song may have played in creating this moment of peace.

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Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim On The Inspiration Behind New Album 'Over. Above. Beyond.'

Dec. 5
By Marissa Cabrera

Kim will mark the release of her new album with a concert Dec. 9 at The Scripps Research Institute.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pie, Chili And The Bard

Nov. 30
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about pie, a neighborhood chili battle with live music, and Shakespeare-style plays made up on the spot.

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One Last Show For The Late Lou Curtiss

Nov. 16
By Megan Burks

Musicians and music lovers will gather in El Cajon Sunday to celebrate the life of Lou Curtiss. The beloved music promoter and archivist died in July at the age of 79.

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Clint Black Debuts New Musical In San Diego

Nov. 14
By Nina Garin

Country music at the Globe is an unlikely pairing, one Black even acknowledges. For his own musical, Black and co-writer James Sasser based the story on songs from Black's 1995 holiday album, "Looking for Christmas."

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Ken Film Classics Go From Buster To Michael Keaton

Nov. 9
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of classic tonight with Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Beloved '80s-era musicians return to San Diego this weekend, plus a small film festival brings major releases to Coronado.

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' And 'Suspiria' Remake Now Playing

Nov. 5
By Beth Accomando

Two new films look to the past for material: "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Suspiria."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Deftones, Swans And 'Wicked'

Nov. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major voices in music, from Elphaba in "Wicked" to a festival curated by the Deftones. Plus a grand composer is celebrated.

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Behind The Scenes Of San Diego Opera's 'The Marriage Of Figaro'

Oct. 19
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera with some serious overtones. It has also inspired both revolution and Bugs Bunny.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Monsters, Marriage And Telenovelas

Oct. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Take a look at what's happening in San Diego's theater scene, including a musical about marriage, a play about Latin telenovelas and a tap-dancing Frankenstein.

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